Health systems play an integral role in the nationwide shift towards value-based payment and care. In particular, they must evaluate and respond to external forces (e.g., payer and public policies) while implementing organizational strategies that encourage high 

value (high quality, cost-appropriate) and discourage low value care. While most health systems are aware of the need to meet these imperatives, there is significant variation in how they organize teams in order to incorporate policy and care delivery expertise into actionable insight about value-based care.

The Value & Systems Science Lab (VSSL) was conceived to help address these needs. Situated within the UW Medicine Center for Patient Care Quality and Safety and leveraging collaboration with other Centers and Institutes, VSSL is explicitly designed to drive change that impacts patients and populations while drawing upon the scholarly expertise and strength of the UW community. VSSL combines content expertise in areas such as decision sciences, health policy, care delivery redesign, and behavioral economics with health system leadership in population health, value-based purchasing and care delivery.


For more information, visit the VSSL website.


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